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There will be no HSCW published next week due to Christmas Break. We'll publish again on 01/05/2017
||Does financial aid really drive up tuition? |
Marketplace - Dec 14, 2016
n 1987, William Bennett wrote a piece in the New York Times with the headline “Our Greedy Colleges.” Bennett was the U.S. Secretary of Education at the time, and he argued that increases in federal financial aid had allowed colleges ....
|Ending Extracurricular Privilege |
The Atlantic - Dec 21, 2016
One day in the summer of 2015, I sat in a small conference room in Tribeca, watching the reality show Dance Moms with Richard Weissbourd, a renowned Harvard psychologist....
|Students Who Get Better Career Guidance Remember College More Fondly |
NPR.org - Dec 15, 2016
Of all of the departments universities cultivate, career services could be the most important. A new survey of 11,483 college graduates, for the Gallup-Purdue Index, found graduates who reported "very helpful" campus career-services experiences ....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
| Benefits of large schools |
Tribune News Service - Dec 21, 2016
To the casual observer, news from large colleges and universities is often more focused on athletic championships and unfortunate scandals. Big schools are frequently labeled negatively as institutions that are obsessed with sports and partying and/or factories...
|Five Strategies That Take Advantage Of Colleges' Enrollment Statistics |
Forbes - Dec 19, 2016
Several entries ago I recommended that students check colleges' past enrollment figures to assess their chances of being accepted this year. Institutions that haven't reached their goals for a few years will be very interested in applications from qualified students....
|The 10 Best Ways to Manage Junior Year Stress |
TeenLife - Dec 15, 2016
Like other parents, Elena Selivan often wondered if her daughter Nikita, a junior at Lexington High School in Lexington, Mass., was really doing her homework or just twiddling her thumbs. ....
|The Plague of ‘Early Decision’ |
New York Times - Dec 21, 2016
As the moment of judgment neared, they barely slept, convinced that their very futures were on the line. Dread consumed them. Panic overwhelmed them.
|If you've been deferred, do these 6 things |
USA Today - Dec 16, 2016
The early decision and early action results started getting released last week — earlier than in previous years. If you were deferred from your “early” choice college and you desperately still want to go ..
|Kiplinger's Best College Values |
Kiplinger - Dec 12, 2016
Compare the 200 top values in liberal-arts colleges or private universities, or create your own custom lists of colleges from our rankings or schools from a particular state. Use the arrows at the top of any column of data to rank any list of colleges by cost and financial-aid measures. ...
Students with Disabilities
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Dec 22, 2016
The Best of 2016, and Predictions for 2017 There are two great parts to the last day of school before December Break. The first one is the student who has the poise to wear fake reindeer antlers to school. It doesn’t matter what grade you teach— somewhere in your building, a kid is showing off his best Blitzen... More
|Heeding research, states investing in school counselors |
Education Dive - Dec 20, 2016
Education Week reports Minnesota, Tennessee, Colorado and Indiana are among the states spending more money on school counselors this year, following cuts driven by tight budgets during the Great Recession....
|Students scramble as application season races down to the wire |
Hechinger Report - Dec 14, 2016
BOSTON — By mid-November, Match High senior Aneudy Miguel Polanco has been late to school 15 times, but he’s quick with excuses. On top of a full college preparation schedule, he juggles baseball training and his job as a cashier at T.J. Maxx...
|Colleges Where It's Costly to Apply |
US News - Dec 20, 2016
With many families worried about the competition in college admissions, the number of submitted applications has soared in recent years. A recent report by the Higher Education Research Institute ....
|Would you sell your prized possessions to pay for college? |
Reuters - Dec 19, 2016
Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four....
|Last-minute tax tips to save on college aid |
CNBC - Dec 15, 2016
If your child is currently a sophomore in high school, making a few last-minute tax moves this year could be the key to maximizing college financial aid down the line....
|How to gift college aid to your grandkids |
CNBC - Dec 14, 2016
More than half of grandparents are currently contributing to a grandchild's college education, or are planning to do so, according to a report from Fidelity.....
SATs & ACTs
|Got PSAT score results? Prepping for future testing |
Moonpark Acorn - Dec 16, 2016
Students who took the PSAT in October should have their results by now. The test score report can help juniors create a plan for additional testing. Students with strong PSAT scores can relax a bit, knowing that they should be in good shape for the SAT.....
|11 Common FAFSA Mistakes |
The College Solution Blog - Dec 19, 2016
If your child will be heading to college next fall, you should be tackling the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and, if applicable, the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE now....
|6 Costly Financial Aid Mistakes to Avoid |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Dec 19, 2016
If you have a senior in high school, the next few weeks are critical in the financial aid process. While federal financial aid deadlines (FAFSA) may stretch into the summer, college-based aid is most plentiful now. The longer you wait, the less money colleges....
Career and Technical Education
|Why even community college is now out of reach for many students |
MarketWatch - Dec 19, 2016
A college education is increasingly becoming an unaffordable luxury for most families — even at a community college. In more than two-thirds of states, the share of the median family income required to attend a community college full-time grew by as much as 5% between 2008 and 2013....
|Tennessee college prep program helped students save $64M in tuition |
Education Dive - Dec 16, 2016
A new report examines the outcomes of the Tennessee SAILS program, an initiative which allows high schools seniors to take college-level remedial math courses before entering college, a program which allowed 82% of participants to eliminate tuition on extra courses during their freshman year. .....
|Texas schools will soon get a first peek at their grades |
Texas Tribune - Dec 16, 2016
Weeks before releasing preliminary letter grades for Texas schools and districts, state education Commissioner Mike Morath is managing expectations for what those As, and more importantly the Fs, actually mean.....
|Lots of teen screen time tied to obesity |
Reuters - Dec 15, 2016
Too much television time has long been linked to childhood obesity, but a U.S. study suggests that the connection holds true for smaller screens too, such as computers, gaming consoles, tablets and smartphones.....
SATs & ACTs
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